Chioma Sophia Amaechi
Chioma Sophia is passionate about advocacy, equity, and fostering sustainable impact. Her unwavering dedication is evident through her involvement in various projects and programs within Nigeria and South Africa that are focused on benefiting the youth and the girl-child. Her experiences have greatly influenced and inspired her research in the fields of social protection policy and poverty alleviation in the African context.
Chioma holds a master’s degree in Public Management and Policy from the University of Pretoria South Africa, an Honors degree in Public Administration from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Technology degree from FUTO, Nigeria. She is an alumna of two prestigious scholarship programs—the Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) and the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) Scholars Program. Both programs provided her the platform to actively participate in meaningful dialogues and conversations linked to advancing Africa’s growth, with a central focus on promoting entrepreneurship, reconciliation, and nurturing ethical and transformative leadership.
In her role at Build Up, Chioma serves as the primary point of contact for Build Up, Inc.’s (BUI) team. Beyond this, she brings her enthusiasm to provide key administrative and project support, and management to the BUI team, helping to build and maintain relationships with BUI’s sponsored projects as well as its strategic partners and organizing and streamlining operations.
Beyond her professional life, Chioma enjoys spending her spare time engaging in nature walks, traveling with her husband, reading, and cherishing moments of laughter and happiness with her loved ones.